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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jul 30, 2012 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seven Years in the Hole for What?

The punk gestalt...Isn't that gestalt in reality - destroy everything - especially themselves? Not the Green Day cuddle punk gestalt, but the real thing. Rotten Johnny.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 30, 2012 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seven Years in the Hole for What?

I guess you can choose to destroy whatever your aiming at. God knows how many creative people regardless of time have chosen to destroy themselves. It is a long list for late 20th century 'Western' musicians. The icon here at a GD site being one.

What I got from reading a bunch of media today and when they were arrested was that they were protesting the lack of free speech and suffrage, i.e. their vote don't mean jack b/c of titanic corruption. Instead of picking up a gun they went and did a silly dance and shouted slogans in a place they would be sure to get attention: really tame stuff by our debauched standards.

So the folks that rule Russia now: the mafia, intelligence services and now the Orthodox* church all see a plump, easy bite to show that there will no toleration against the state. Jeez, what can you do in that situation without killing people? Pick up a guitar and be heard as much as you can. Seems like a better choice to me.

I would have to beg to differ on Johnny Rotton. Let's go w/ Joe Strummer. And we Americans 'invented' punk music more then a decade before '76. Mix Dick Dale, the Sonics, the Stooges and most importantly the Velvet Underground together and you are on your way!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 31, 2012 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seven Years in the Hole for What?

This isn't about the Church or even punk music. It's all about Putin and his hold on power. He knows exactly what he's doing. Every time he's put in a sticky situation he chooses that hard line, and it works every time.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 30, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seven Years in the Hole for What?

There are those who consider MC5 to be the first American "punk" band. Their influence is definitely present in a lot of those bands "officially" labeled as "Punk". Although they do pre-date "Punk Rock" by a decade.

And maybe The Seeds, although they were about a decade early as well.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2012-07-31 02:35:27

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 31, 2012 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ferret in the Bathtub

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYWy--We8hQ

I'll take Nihilists over Punks anyday.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2012 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ferret in the Bathtub

What do you do for recreation?

Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 31, 2012 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ferret in the Bathtub

Speaking of acid flashbacks, just finished "Angelmaker" by Nick Harkaway. I think Nick may have been experiencing such an event while writing it. Great stuff.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2012 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ferret in the Bathtub

That book picked up some pretty solid reviews as I recall. It's probably about time I got myself a copy - doomsday fantasy gangster noir sounds like my kind of thing.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 31, 2012 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ferret in the Bathtub

The Gone Away World is the best of his works. A little Monty Python, a touch of Nick Adams with a splash of Frank Herbert. IMHO anyway.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 31, 2012 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seven Years in the Hole for What?

Mink DeVille was punk. If Hank Williams ain't punk, I don't know what is...

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Poster: Psy-Fi Date: Jul 31, 2012 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seven Years in the Hole for What?

You forgot the late, great, Link Wray!


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